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NILM: Atrophy

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Generalized nuclear enlargement is present in parabasal cells but without significant hyperchromasia. Nuclei show fine chromatin and appear uniform and bland. They are present in a sheet with a microbiopsy appearance.

Explanatory Notes:
This is a more difficult example of atrophy. Background findings may be useful. Nuclei within atrophy tend to look similar, while different populations are present in ASC and SIL.

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